99 and out

by crisso | created - 13 Apr 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Famous folk who didn't quite make their century.

1. Mary Carr

Actress | Lights of New York

American character actress famed for roles as mothers. Born in a Philadelphia suburb as Mary Kennevan, she became a schoolteacher, but soon gave it up for work as an actress in touring companies. She married actor William Carr and toured extensively with his company. After the turn of the century, ...

2. Gabrielle Dorziat

Actress | Patricia

Gabrielle Dorziat was born on January 15, 1880 in Épernay, Marne, France as Marie Odile Léonie Gabrielle Sigrist. She was an actress, known for Patricia (1942), Samson (1936) and Ruy Blas (1948). She was married to Michel de Zogheb. She died on November 30, 1979 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, ...

3. Madoline Thomas

Actress | No Trace

Madoline Thomas was born on January 2, 1890 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales as Madoline Mary Price. She was an actress, known for No Trace (1950), How Green Was My Valley (1960) and Pride and Prejudice (1958). She was married to John W. H. Thomas. She died on December 30, 1989 in ...

4. Lillian Gish

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Lillian Diana Gish was born on October 14, 1893 in Springfield, Ohio. Her father, James Lee Gish, was an alcoholic who caroused around, was rarely at home and left the family to more or less to fend for themselves. To help make ends meet, Lillian, her sister Dorothy Gish and their mother Mary Gish ...

5. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

6. Elisabeth Welch

Actress | Big Fella

In British films of the 1930s and 1940s, American-born singer Elisabeth Welch made several memorable guest appearances in cabaret sequences, and starred opposite Paul Robeson in two features. Sophisticated, glamorous and charming, her appearances were a refreshing departure from the stereotype of ...

7. Vincent Sherman

Director | Affair in Trinidad

Vincent Sherman was born on July 16, 1906 in Vienna, Georgia, USA as Abraham Orovitz. He was a director and actor, known for Affair in Trinidad (1952), All Through the Night (1942) and Adventures of Don Juan (1948). He was married to Hedda Comoro. He died on June 18, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

8. Al Hirschfeld

Art_department | Fantasia 2000

Al Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Albert Hirschfeld. He is known for his work on Fantasia 2000 (1999), Heroes of Comedy (1995) and Rhapsody in Blue (2000). He was married to Louise Kerz, Dolly Haas and Florence Ruth Hobby. He died on January 20, 2003 in New York...

9. Robert L. Balzer

Actor | Killer Bees

The man responsible for awarding the coveted Holiday Magazine Restaurant awards has been a wine writer for more than 65 years. He has also been a retailer, an artist, an actor, a restaurateur and even a flight instructor, during World War II. He is also a Buddhist monk.

Robert Lawrence Balzer has ...

10. Renée Asherson

Actress | The Others

A beautiful and durable actress of screen, stage and television, Asherson was born Renée Ascherson in London (dropping the "c" early in her acting career), the younger daughter of Charles Ascherson, a businessman and bibliophile of German-Jewish extraction, and his second wife, Dorothy Wiseman, who...

11. Juanita Moore

Actress | Imitation of Life

African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she ...

12. Ronald Neame

Director | Golden Salamander

A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at...

13. Mary Wynn

Actress | The Power Divine

Mary Wynn was born on March 13, 1902 in San Francisco, California, USA as Phoebe Isabelle Bassor Watson. She was an actress, known for The Power Divine (1923), The Woman He Loved (1922) and Shattered Idols (1922). She was married to Josef Rosenfeld. She died on December 22, 2001 in Calabasas, ...

14. Marie Osborne

Actress | Milady o' the Beanstalk

Marie Osborne was born on November 5, 1911 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Helen Alice Myres. She is known for her work on Milady o' the Beanstalk (1918), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Little Diplomat (1919). She was married to Murray F. Yeats and Frank J. Dempsey. She died on November 11, 2010...

15. Mitch Miller

Soundtrack | The Longest Day

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a classically trained oboist, Mitch Miller first entered the pop music scene in 1948 at Mercury Records, where he guided such acts as Vic Damone, Frankie Laine and Patti Page to success. In 1950 he was lured by Goddard Lieberson to Columbia Records as ...

16. Renée Saint-Cyr

Actress | Fusillé à l'aube

French actress Renee Saint-Cyr became synonymous with chic comedy and romantic drama, enjoying second-string success for nearly seven decades before her death of bronchitis at age 99. Over the years she equipped herself well opposite the established talents of Raymond Rouleau, Jules Berry, Raimu, ...

17. Ethel Kenyon

Actress | Branded

Ethel Kenyon was born on June 17, 1904 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Ethel Elizabeth Kenyon. She was an actress, known for Branded (1931), By Whose Hand? (1932) and June Moon (1931). She was married to Ernest Heyn, Charles Butterworth and A. Edward Sutherland. She died on January 22, 2004 in New...

18. Jack LeMaire

Actor | Sky King

Actor, jazz musician and stand-up comedian Jack LeMaire, who got his start in vaudeville, died Oct. 18 in North Hollywood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 99.

LeMaire toured with Bob Hope and Johnny Grant doing stand-up for USO shows, ending each set with a song on his guitar. His passion for ...

19. Carmen Dirigo

Make_up_department | The Naked City

Chances are, if you saw a movie with one of the stars of the 1930s or 1940s, her hair was done by Carmen Dirigo, who passed away on July 25 in Van Nuys at the age of 99.

Dirigo, born Daisy Obradowits, was a prominent hair and wig stylist in Hollywood's Golden Age, working at the various studios and ...

20. Eve Arnold

Camera_department | Love, Marilyn

Eve Arnold was born on April 21, 1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Eve Cohen. She is known for her work on Love, Marilyn (2012), Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth (1999) and Ruby (1997). She was married to Arnold Arnold. She died on January 4, 2012 in London, England.

21. Vivian Tobin

Actress | The Sign of the Cross

Vivian Tobin was born on August 12, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Sign of the Cross (1932), Major Difficulties (1938) and Stage Fright (1938). She was married to Karl O. Von Hagen. She died on August 6, 2002 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA.

22. Norman Felton

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Norman Felton was born on April 29, 1913 in London, England. He was a producer and director, known for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Robert Montgomery Presents (1950). He was married to Aline Scotts. He died on June 25, 2012 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

23. Gilbert Taylor

Cinematographer | Star Wars

Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Flash Gordon (1980) and The Omen (1976). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.

24. Denise Grey

Actress | La boum 2

Denise Grey was born on September 17, 1896 in Chatillon, Valle d'Aosta, Italy as Jeanne Marie Laurentine Edouardine Verthuy. She was an actress, known for The Party 2 (1982), Devil in the Flesh (1947) and The Party (1980). She was married to Charles Henri Dunkel. She died on January 13, 1996 in ...

25. Risë Stevens

Actress | Going My Way

One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, New York-born mezzo-soprano Rise (pronounced REE-za) Stevens made her debut with the company in 1939 as Octavian in Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" in a tour performance in Philadelphia. Her other notable roles in 21 years with the company ...

26. Maria von Trapp

Self | Tonight Starring Jack Paar

Maria von Trapp was born on September 28, 1914 in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria-Hungary as Maria Franziska von Trapp. She died on February 18, 2014 in Stowe, Vermont, USA.

27. Carl Barks

Writer | è solo questione di punti di vista

As the creator of 'Scrooge McDuck', Carl Barks did more than any other comic book artist to widen the popularity of Donald Duck, bringing in the process a vast array of memorable supporting characters into the Disney universe, among them Uncle Scrooge himself, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose (and ...

28. Zita Kabátová

Actress | Zelary

Zita Kabátová was born on April 27, 1913 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Zita Zavrelová. She was an actress, known for Zelary (2003), Delightful Story (1937) and Manzelství na úver (1936). She was married to Jirí Zavrel and Ludvík Král. She died on May 27, 2012 in Prague, Czech...

29. Tatyana Eremeeva

Actress | Stakan vody

Tatyana Eremeeva was born on July 4, 1913 in Arkhangelsk, Russian Empire as Tatyana Aleksandrovna Bitrikh. She was an actress, known for Stakan vody (1957), Stranitsy zhizni (1948) and Volki i ovtsy (1953). She died on November 29, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.

30. André Saint-Clivier

Music_department | Marie-poupée

André Saint-Clivier was born on May 8, 1913 in France. He is known for his work on Marie, the Doll (1976), The Wild Child (1970) and Samedi et compagnie (1968). He died on March 5, 2013 in Eure, France.

31. K. Raghavan

Composer | Mamangam

He was a good footballer from childhood.

32. Richard Coogan

Actor | Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Richard Coogan was born on April 4, 1914 in Short Hills, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949), Bronco (1958) and Three Hours to Kill (1954). He died on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...

34. Marguerite Patten

Self | Scoff

Marguerite Patten was born on November 4, 1915 in Bath, Somerset, England as Hilda Elsie Marguerite Brown. She is known for her work on Scoff (1988), Mainly for Women (1947) and The Supersizers Eat... (2007). She was married to Charles (Bob) Alfred Patten. She died on June 4, 2015 in Richmond, ...

35. Lorna Gray

Actress | Daughter of Don Q

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by an agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she changed it to "...

36. Shin'ichi Suzuki

Self | Music on 2

Shin'ichi Suzuki was born on October 17, 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. He was married to Waltraud Prange. He died on January 26, 1998 in Nagoya.

37. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

38. Bernie Styles

Actor | Witness

Bernie Styles was born on May 1, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Witness (1985), Body Heat (1981) and Sliver (1993). He died on August 23, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

39. Joan Morgan

Actress | Little Dorrit

English wild rose Joan Morgan who starred in at least 34 drama, crime, comedy movies from childhood, often under the direction of her father Sidney Morgan, making her film debut in Maurice Elvey's 'The Cup Final Mystery' starring Elisabeth Risdon in 1914, followed by 'The Great Spy Raid' starring ...

40. Robert Givens

Art_department | Linus! The Lion Hearted

Bob Givens began straight out of high school as an animation checker and 'in-betweener' working primarily for Grim Natwick at Disney studios in 1937. He perfected his drawing technique in subsequent years by attended night classes at the Chouinard Art Institute and the New York Art Students League....

41. Max Schmeling

Actor | Liebe im Ring

Schmeling was seriously wounded in WW2 when he took part in the attack against Crete in 1941 as a parachutist and spent the rest of the war in a hospital. After the war he became the head of the Coca Cola company in Germany.

42. Aileen Lewis

Actress | The Ugly Duckling

Prolific and ubiquitous British bit player Aileen Lewis was born Aileen Mary Halsey on April 9, 1914 in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Nicknamed the Duchess because of her regal bearing, Lewis first began appearing in uncredited minor roles in films in the late 1940's and soon started ...



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